2 gummies daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Glucose syrup, sugar, water, pectin, sodium citrate, natural flavors, natural color (annatto) and coconut oil. Allergen Warning: Contains Tree Nuts (Coconut).
† Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
What is vitamin C? How does it work?
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential fuel source for your body that is found in foods, especially fruits and vegetables. This nutrient acts as an antioxidant that helps the body to protect its cells from free radicals in the environment such as air pollution, the sun’s ultraviolet rays, and even cigarette smoke. Vitamin C is also a building block that assists the body in making collagen, supports absorption of iron, and helps the body’s immune system to optimize overall health and well-being.
Can I take a vitamin C supplement every day?
Yes. You can take less than 1000 mg of vitamin C supplements each day. This level is unlikely to cause undesirable effects.
How much vitamin C can I take?
The daily amount of vitamin C varies by age. For most adults, the daily amount that is recommended for vitamin C is between 65 and 90 milligrams (mg). The maximum level is 2,000 mg per day.
What amount of vitamin C do I need?
The amount of vitamin C you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amounts for different ages are listed below in milligrams (mg). If you smoke, add 35 mg to the values to calculate your total daily-recommended amount.
- Birth to 6 months — 40mg
- Infants 7–12 months — 50mg
- Children 1–3 years — 15mg
- Children 4–8 years — 25mg
- Children 9–13 years — 45mg
- Teens 14–18 years (boys) — 75mg
- Teens 14–18 years (girls) — 65mg
- Adults (men) — 90mg
- Adults (women) — 75mg
- Pregnant teens — 80mg
- Pregnant women — 85mg
- Breastfeeding teens — 115mg
- Breastfeeding women — 120mg
Source: National Institutes of Health
What can happen when I don’t take enough vitamin C?
You may have heard of vitamin C deficiency. This rarely happens in the United States. However, when you get below 10mg of vitamin C on a daily basis, after many weeks, you are susceptible to getting a condition known as scurvy. Signs of scurvy include inflamed gums, joint pain, fatigue, and the skin can get purple or red spots on it. Other signs of scurvy include swollen gums, bleeding gums, teeth that become loose or fall out, and depression. Anemia can be found as well. If not treated, scurvy can be fatal.